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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Seattle to Bellingham. Traveling by train from Seattle to Bellingham usually takes around 2 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 2 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Fastest train2h 2m
Lowest price£18.12
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Seattle, WA to Bellingham, WA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Keith

17 August 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: Excellent communication from the staff on the train. Great dining car, food was adequate. Cons: The seats needed to be cleaned.

Pros: Excellent communication from the staff on the train. Great dining car, food was adequate. Cons: The seats needed to be cleaned.

Price trends for trains from Seattle to Bellingham

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from Seattle to Bellingham?

Amtrak Cascades is the one and only train line which connects Seattle, Washington to Bellingham, Washington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cascades22h 3m£18.12
  • Amtrak Cascades

    Amtrak Cascades

    The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 2 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Seattle to Bellingham, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Seattle to Bellingham during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Seattle to Bellingham?

The distance between Seattle and Bellingham is approximately 79 miles, or 128 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 2 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Seattle to Bellingham are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Seattle at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Seattle to Bellingham?

Trains leave the station in Seattle twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Bellingham with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bellingham to Seattle. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Seattle to Bellingham for £0.72.

City Information

Seattle

Seattle is a must-see destination on the West Coast of the United States, offering many unique activities for any type of traveler. However, we're confident every visitor will enjoy the view of Mount Rainier from the top of Seattle's iconic Space Needle. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, hike, boat, and ski in one of the top cities for outdoor activities in the U.S., while soaking in the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty (and yes, some rain as well). Urban explorers will love walking through Pike Place Market and experiencing Seattle's museums and public art, like the scenic Olympic Sculpture Park.

Known for its coffee culture and as the birthplace of Starbucks, Seattle is also one of the top 5 craft beer cities in the U.S., which is ideal for those who prefer to experience the taste of a city served up in a latte mug or a pint glass.

Seattle is home to the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle-Tacoma Airport, but there are plenty of other ways to continue your travels from the Emerald City. A short ferry ride to Bainbridge Island includes the chance to see orca whales in the Puget Sound, or you can catch the Amtrak Cascades train or one of several affordable bus options from the historic King Street Station to other exciting Northwest cities in British Columbia, Oregon and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Seattle?

Departure stations

King Street Station is the main station for Amtrak train service and Greyhound bus service in Seattle, with connections to local public transit like the Link Light Rail and King County Metro at the International District/Chinatown station one block away. Located near downtown Seattle in the trendy Pioneer Square neighborhood, King Street Station opened in 1906 and continues to impress travelers with its restored Italian architecture and Venetian-style clocktower. King Street Station has on-site Amtrak staff, restrooms, and vending machines, and while there are no restaurants in the station, several nearby coffee shops and eateries make it easy to fuel up before your trip.

Where is the train station in Bellingham?

Arrival stations

Bellingham has one train station.

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